Tobacco warehouse


Title
Tobacco warehouse
Description
Men in a tobacco warehouse, looking at piles of tobacco. A poster of John F. Kennedy, presumably advertising the rally being held at East Carolina College, hangs on a pillar. Date from negative sleeve.
Date
September 17, 1960
Original Format
negatives
Extent
5cm x 5cm
Local Identifier
0741-b25-fa-v25.a.47(b)
Contributor(s)
Subject(s)
Spatial
Location of Original
East Carolina Manuscript Collection
Rights
Copyright held by Joyner Library. Permission to reuse this work is granted for all non-commercial purposes.
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Comments

John Tucker Aug 27 2010

The warehouse is Farmer's Warehouse, across the river. The date Sept. 17, 1960. That day, JFK stopped at Farmers, where thousands had gathered to see him. After a mock tobacco auction led by Ray Oglesby, Arthur Tripp presented JFK with a farm program plaque. Kennedy enjoyed the warehouse stop greatly, and some of the tobacco went with the motorcade to ECC College Stadium where the main rally was held. After Kennedy was killed, a memorial service was held at Farmer's.

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